"Monster-Size Lava Fountain" Erupts In Iceland 

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, May 03, 2021 - 02:45 AM

An Icelandic resident uploaded a stunning video on YouTube of a new volcanic eruption early Sunday morning. 

YouTube "Sigfús Steindórsson" has been following a new fissure vent that opened a couple of weeks ago and is visible from Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. 

The latest development from the fissure was a "monster-size lava fountain, the biggest since the eruption started," said Steindórsson. They said the eruption occurred around midnight local time and was filmed around 0200 Sunday. 

Twitter handle "the 3D Podcast" caught a similar view of the eruption early Sunday morning. 

We've noted the Reykjanes Peninsula has been dormant for a number of years, and volcanic activity sprung back to life in March after tens of thousands of earthquakes were recorded. 

Here's the current map of active volcanoes around the world. 

There's no telling when volcanic activity in Iceland will simmer down.